Terms used in official statistics

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Consumption of selected foodstuffs

Data are compiled using balance method: production enlarged by import, reduced by export, wastes and losses of agricultural products at producers' and in turnover including changes of stocks level at producers' and in commercial outlets. Besides, production of raw materials is diminished by their usage for production purposes (sowing, planting, feeding, raw materials for brewery, starchworks, etc.). Data about consumption level are designated for assessment of global changes of food consumption in country in total and per 1 inhabitant.

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Rolnictwa i Środowiska